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What's been happening with the site outages - plus, a new mailing list for free fiction!

Fiction: "The Ruins of San Francisco" by Bret Harte

"Buoyed up by their peculiar garments, the female population instantly ascended to the surface."

Reviewing the DGLA: Introduction & Criteria

First, there are only six weeks between now and the close of voting. I am going to try my damndest to read and review all ten books, as well as come to some sort of meaningful conclusion before the voting closes.


Why do we even have that lever?

Friday Five: Perfect Slices of Noir

"This is the genius of noir: it plays to our senses of self-worth and self-doubt at the same time."

The Kitschies present... Ben Aaronovitch, John Connolly and Triffids!

Tonight! Blackwells! Two of the crime-writin' greats!

Crossing Over: Secret Wars

Along the way alliances are formed and broken, mountains are thrown at people, Spider-Man gets a new costume (or does he?), and we meet three new ongoing characters.

Fiction: "The Demon Pope" by Richard Garnett

"It is my constant experience that the good people are much more slippery than the sinners, and drive much harder bargains."

Review Round-Up: This Song Will Save Your Life & The Bunker Diary

Patrick Ness speaks and writes about this all the time, and it boils down to two key points: a) teens that act like teens and b) not underestimating the (young) reader.

Friday Five: Overrated Films

Five (well, eight) overrated classic films.